Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Poorest of the Poor: A Never-Ending Story?

Among the articles provided to analyse how the Community Organisations Development Institute (CODI) works particularly implementing the Baan Mankong programme in the context of the provision of housing for the poor in Thailand, it is possible to distinguish three main … Continue reading

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Actor Mapping for Baan Mankong: Where to Place CODI?

The first formal group exercise for the Studio course (BU3) was to develop a so-called Actor Mapping for the complex case of Dharavi. Before starting the master, the most of us did not know even what Dharavi was and where … Continue reading

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What do you mean by POOR?

There is an ongoing discussion about what is meant by poverty/poor/quality of life/desirable living etc. While looking at the Baan Mankong Programme (Bangkok, Thailand), one can realize that this debate is set among a theoretical framework that has to be … Continue reading

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The Interim Presentation

The time had come to screen our presentation and become the audience of our BUDD and UP colleagues. It was show time! The lights in the South Wing Garwood Lecture Theatre were switched off, the curtains drawn and our three … Continue reading

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Post-Brescia Movie Production!

The post-Brescia rush to complete the presentation was insane with lack of sleep and full-on movie production on the go. Following our return from Brescia we were pretty exhausted; some of us had submitted an essay in addition to the … Continue reading

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